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Turkey Vultures

Turkey Vultures
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-05-28 11:17
Viewed: 1783
Points: 4
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My first sighting of Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) in the wild!!!!

I could have been very happy with one, but found two of them together! They were seated on the top of a tall, large tree.. and against the sunlight. Call it a record shot, but am happy to capture that breathtaking view :):)

My first Turkey Vulture, i had seen at Drumlin Farm, Lincoln. That bird was an injured bird, so was kept in captivity. Such a large bird it was! I wondered what it would feel like when seen in open.. and then, there they were! At Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield.

Check the WS for a slightly clearer view of one of them (the RHS one).

[Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. No tripod]

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Good morning Ruby,
Very nice sighting and capture this Turkey Vultures in wild and with natural ambiance also.
You mentioned that it is a record shot, but I think this is not a bad capture and I am sure you will be capture a good nice close up in near future and share with us.
Thank you for this picture.
best wishes.
Samiran Nandy

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-05-28 19:36]

Hello Ruby,
So you have become aquainted with our Turkey Vultures. I always said they have the face that only a mother could love:) They seem to be very numerous this year as I have been watching them here in our area since mid March.
You managed to capture a nice close shot of these rather unique looking birds. I also like your WS image as it shows the single bird off in good detail.

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